Sociology and Criminal Justice
Our classes offer faculty-student ratios that allow students' interests to be addressed through interaction with professors. We emphasize critical and analytical skills and effective communication to resolve conflicts and promote social justice.
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice emphasizes an interdisciplinary understanding of socio-economic, cultural, institutional and physical environments. Our programs prepare students for citizenship by encouraging them to understand, tolerate and respect the vast array of cultural and intellectual differences found throughout the world.
We offer a Master of Science in Applied Sociology, Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and minors in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Geography, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Anthropology.
Students in our program actively participate in our Sociology and Criminal Justice clubs, as well as in other student organizations such as Reconnect, which focuses on environmental and sustainability issues.
Students majoring in Sociology or Criminal Justice may be able to earn academic credit by completing an internship.
The faculty maintain an active research agenda and publish extensively in the discipline.
DEGREES & CURRICULUM
The Social Justice Speaker Series presents the CJ Colloquium:
The Social Justice Speaker Series is proud to host the special Criminal Justice Colloquium event “Voices of Justice and Change.” For the first time ever, changemakers transforming the face and soul of the justice system today will speak about their experiences with the justice system. By amplifying these voices, this speaker series aims to build lasting bridges between justice system professionals, service providers, scholars, advocates, and system involved peoples—and share the secrets to a more people centered system of justice. All interested students, faculty, and staff as well as the public are invited to attend.
Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson
Monday, March 14th
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Orleans Parish Public Defender’s Office
Wednesday, March 23rd
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Michael Cahoon and Shareef Cousin with Promise of Justice
Tuesday, March 29th
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fayard Hall, room 207
Tuesday, Februrary 22
Master's in Applied Sociology Open House
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Read Dr. Burley's article: "This is Our Time!: Training Students to Fight Climate Change"
Since Convocation was cancelled for Fall 2021, Mr. Russell Castro (center with plaque) was presented his 25 year Service Award by Dr. Kenneth H. Bolton, Jr., Dept Head, SOC & CJ, with other faculty members present. September 29, 2021.
Rebecca Small (c)
Marc P. Riedel Outstanding Graduating Senior in CJ
(second from left)
F. Dale Parent Outstanding Graduating Senior in Soc
view party for "Philly D.A."Fayard 107 on Monday, April 12th @ 6:00PM